Oxford City Council set to celebrate Sustainable Food Cities Award

Published: Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Today (Wednesday 6 September), Oxford City Council & Good Food Oxford will come together to celebrate the work that has gone towards the city’s newly awarded Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award.

The Sustainable Food Cities Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the success of those places taking a joined up, holistic approach to food and that are achieving significant positive change on a range of key food issues.

Broad in its scope, the award pays tribute to more than 130 organisations working for a better food future for Oxford.

The event is free via online ticketing and will be hosted in the Assembly Room of Oxford Town Hall from 6pm to 8pm. Alongside the ceremony there will a showcasing a range of local drinks and sustainable nibbles.

All are invited to join Oxford City Council and Good Food Oxford for an evening of networking, celebrations and “what next” discussions for healthy, fair and sustainable food in Oxford.

Councillor Louise Upton, Executive Board Member for Healthy Oxford, said: “With its holistic approach to healthy living and the significant positive change it is achieving, I am really pleased that Oxford has been recognised with the award. I invite all those who care about the future health of the city to attend the ceremony, celebrate what we’ve achieved, and look ahead to how we can improve even further”.

Vicki Galvin, Sports Development Manager for Oxford City Council, said: “It has been fantastic to work in partnership with colleagues at Good Food Oxford, Public Health, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Community Dental Services on the Sugar Smart Oxford project and the impact it has had so far is testament to that collaboration and the support from local businesses. To receive a Bronze Sustainable Food Cities Award shows we are taking steps in the right direction. Combining an active lifestyle with a healthy and balanced diet is something we should all have opportunities around and we will continue to work towards this together.”

Free tickets for the ceremony are able to be ordered here.